Expert Profile

Khalid Saad
Chief Executive Officer
Bahrain FinTech Bay

Khalid Saad is the Chief Executive Officer of Bahrain FinTech Bay, the largest FinTech hub in the Middle East. He works with financial players, financial associations, central bank, government entities, FinTechs, lawyers and others to drive development of the FinTech ecosystem.

Previously, he was focusing on financial services with the Bahrain Economic Development Board, which is dynamic public agency that is responsible for attracting inward investment into Bahrain, enhancing the investment climate and driving economic development. He focused on promoting Bahrain's financial services sector and attracting new investments into this sector. Successes include expanding existing companies and attracting new ones such as banks, asset & wealth managers, insurers, ancillary services providers and FinTechs.

Before joining the Bahrain Economic Development Board, he worked for Ernst & Young and SEI Investments in London.

He has a MSC from Imperial College London and a BSc from the University of Exeter (first class honors).